Beer titan Anheuser-Busch InBev announced today their purchase of Asheville, N.C.’s Wicked Weed Brewing.
While the financial specifics of the deal were not made public, the U.S. Department of Justice still needs to give their blessing (as they typically do these days) before the acquisition can go through. If successful, the southern brewery will go on to join The High End, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s craft- and import-focused brand. Wicked Weed co-founder Walt Dickinson spoke about the planned sale in a press release put out this morning:
This is an exciting time for the entire brewing team. Our ability to create a wide range of really well executed beers that are focused on creativity, quality and drinkability is what makes Wicked Weed great. We have chosen to partner with The High End to position ourselves to make Wicked Weed what we imagined it could be when we first sat at a craft beer bar and talked about opening a brewery. As a brewer, giving our team more resources to continue innovating our portfolio and the ability to reach more craft drinkers, allows us to keep putting the beer and the people first.
You can read Anheuser’s full announcement here, and for our glowing take on one of Wicked Weed’s brews, check out our write-up of their Golden Angel in our recent ranking of 20 of North Carolina’s best beers.